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Hoffman scores twice, Senators cruise past Maple Leafs

Ottawa has four-goal first period; Matthews, Nylander score for Toronto @NHLdotcom

Hoffman's power-play goal

TOR@OTT: Hoffman grabs rebound, nets power-play goal

Mike Hoffman jumps on the loose puck in front of the crease and slams it into the net for a power-play goal in the 1st period

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Mike Hoffman scored twice in the first period for the Ottawa Senators against the Toronto Maple Leafs in the preseason opener for each team at Canadian Tire Centre.

Hoffman's goals, which came 2:43 apart, gave the Senators a 3-0 lead at 7:08. Tyler Randell made it 1-0 2:20 into the game, and Mark Stone, Gabriel Gagne and Cody Ceci scored for Ottawa. Craig Anderson made 15 saves on 16 shots before being relieved midway through the second period by Daniel Taylor, who had 14 saves. 

Auston Matthews and William Nylander each scored a power-play goal for the Maple Leafs. Curtis McElhinney allowed four goals on 12 shots; backup Garret Sparks made 12 saves on 14 shots.

Video: Hoffman, Senators top Maple Leafs, 6-2


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